Hammers storm in Maltese teacup

insultYou really do have to feel sorry for the Hammers after a storm in a Maltese teacup escalated into national headlines across the island this evening.

The Times of Malta are reporting that West Ham got off on the wrong foot with local Maltese football fans after the Irons unknowingly offending Maltese football team Floriana FC on Facebook.

The club uploaded a photo album of their players’ arrival at Malta International Airport. However,it had a a location tag seemingly created by a group of football fan pranksters eager to have a dig at Birkirkara rivals Floriana FC and using an untranslated F word.

The expletive  in Maltese against Floriana  was quickly removed when the club realised its  mistake, but not before it was shared across social media. ‘ Screen shots of it are still doing the rounds.

The Maltese Times say most Maltese online commentators saw the funny side of the status, while pointing out what it really meant, but Floriana vice president Matt Paris was fuming. “It’s shameful,” he wrote, “that an English Premier League club engaged in this sort of attitude. West Ham United shame on you.”

To add more embarrassment the team are actually staying in the town of Floriana at the luxury Grand Hotel Excelsior.

One Floriana fan saw the funny side posting “I think you owe our brothers Floriana a player on loan or something We would accept a sponsor. Good Luck’

Like we say – a storm in a Maltese teacup and as for Mr Paris – as we say dahn ”ere: ‘Get a life geezer.’


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

12 comments on “Hammers storm in Maltese teacup

  1. Hmm a player on loan you say? Floriana fans meet top EPL star Kevin Nolan,Kevin Nolan please meet Florians fans. Job done and peace restored lol

  2. Is that how they speak in Surrey nowadays then Sean? 😉

  3. Just leave them Nolan and everyone’s happy.

  4. Nolan would not get in there team they are not that stupid,

  5. Maybe Magia if we put in a bit of money as well

  6. These tiny amateur clubs are a joke, last round we had the opposition manager having a hissy fit and now some jerk whose not even involved … reminds me of the bird brain manager from Senegal & the whole Sakho thing from last season

  7. Must be a bloody slow news day in Malta if that has made it into the media..
    some group of 15yr old computer geeks are prob jacking off over this 🙂

  8. Now thats a proper news story,no one on here can complain that you dont get us the big scoops Sean,lol

  9. How else will they get in the dailies?
    Cows in India…..now that IS headline news.

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